Services

Members of the public are welcome to attend any of the commemorative services held at the Shrine of Remembrance.

  • Victorian Aboriginal Remembrance Service 2020

    31 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 31 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Aboriginal people have served in every conflict and peace keeping mission involving Australia for more than a century. For many years, their service was not recognised. In 2006, Aunty Dorothy ‘Dot Peters (born 1930, died 2019), sought to change this and initiated the honouring of Aboriginal service men and women in Victoria.

  • Boer War Commemoration 2020

    31 May 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 31 May at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    To pay tribute to all Boer War veterans that fought in our First War as a Nation 1899-1902. A commemoration service will commence with a march up to the Eternal Flame by Boer War veterans' descendants, followed by a band, Creswick Light Horse, Scouts and Guides. All Boer War descendant family members and anyone that has an interest are most welcome.

  • Last Post Service May 2020

    31 May 2020, 4:30pm

    The Last Post service has been postponed and will resume after the Covid-19 restrictions have been lifted

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    • The Shrine is a memorial to honour the service and sacrifice of Victorians and Australians in war, conflict, peacekeeping and peacemaking.
    • At the week’s close we pause to remember those who have served and sacrificed. We remember them today as we have always remembered them—now and forever.
    • The Shrine stands for remembering, today and every day, that service and sacrifice are fundamental and relevant in creating, maintaining and protecting our national values and way of life.
    • Service and sacrifice are ongoing and continuous as is our commemoration of it.
    • Here all service is equal, and all are welcome.
    • By attending you are taking part in commemoration of service and sacrifice and we thank you.

  • Normandy Veterans Association with Glen Waverley Secondary College 2020

    6 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 06 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    Held annually, this service commemorates the Allied landings in Normandy, France, on 6 June 1944, better known as 'D-Day'. The largest amphibious landing in history, almost 200,000 men were involved in the invasion on the first day alone, and it is now considered to mark the true beginning of the liberation of Europe. The service also pays respect to those men who would fight in Normandy over the coming weeks as the Allies fought to break out of the beach head and push the Germans back.

    The Normandy Veterans Association will be supported by students and staff of Glen Waverley Seconday College, as participants in the Shrine's Adopt an Ex-Service Organisation program. This partnership fosters relationships and enables schools to carry on the legacy of their chosen Association.

  • Queen's Birthday 21 Gun Salute 2020

    6 June 2020, 12:00pm

    A 21 Gun Salute on the Lower Forecourt at 12pm will mark the Official Birthday of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II, the Head of State. Although her actual birthday is 21 April, the reigning monarch holds an Official Birthday usually in early June to coincide with finer weather in the northern hemisphere that benefits the outdoor ceremonies. In Victoria this is held on the second Monday in June

    A 21 Gun Salute is a traditional salute firing blanks from an artillery piece or cannon to acknowledge special Royal occasions within the United Kingdom and Commonwealth.

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  • Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Vic) Inc 2020

    7 June 2020, 11:00am

    Wreath Laying in the Sanctuary

    A wreath will be laid at the Shrine for your Association on 07 June at 11:00 am, your members will be able to join us via our livestream.

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    The Bomber Command Commemorative Association (Victoria) exists to ensure, in perpetuity, the continuance of the memory of those Australians, and particularly the Victorians, who served in RAF Bomber Command during the Second World War. It is a resource to help foster connections between Bomber Command veterans, their families, friends and the community.